Rural champion celebrates

Otago Daily Times/Rural Life Year of the Farmer competition winner Myfanwy Alexander (right) with her partner Scott Kingan and her children Isabelle, 12,  and Emily, 14, held a Year of the Farmer celebration at their Duntroon home last week. 

PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY
PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY
Ms Alexander, a contract milker on a 1000-cow dairy farm, hosted a barbecue for members of her local community and representatives of sponsors Silver Fern Farms and Speight’s. 

Otago Daily Times/Rural Life Year of the Farmer competition winner Myfanwy Alexander. PHOTO:...
Otago Daily Times/Rural Life Year of the Farmer competition winner Myfanwy Alexander. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY
The competition was launched at the Wānaka A&P Show in March in a bid to highlight South Island farmers who were farming in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way while making their rural community a better place to live.

PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY
PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERY
Following the success of the initiative this year, the Rural Champion campaign will be rolled out again next year.

 

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